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Correlational findings

Study McCrae (1986): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1981

Public:
Adults, general public, Baltimore, USA, 1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 62
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Delighted-Terrible
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.75 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a rpc = +.68 p < .001 rpc controlled for Social desirability
assessed on the basis of responses to the MMPI